1. Electro shock weapons, ammunition and explosives

Electro shock weapons

Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers) containing dangerous goods such as explosives, compressed gases, lithium batteries, etc. are forbidden in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.

  

Goods containing explosives

Pyrotechnic material and other items containing explosives, e.g. Christmas crackers, firecrackers, rockets and sparklers are forbidden in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.

  

Disabling devices

Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are forbidden in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.

  

Ammunition

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: approval required;
* Requirements: Can only be transported if securely packaged.

Sharp objects, tools and objects that can cause injury

* Sharp objects, tools and objects that can cause injury are prohibited in carry-on luggage and hold baggage.

      

2. Batteries and equipment containing batteries or fuel

Luggage equipped with lithium batteries (smart bags)

* In carry-on luggage: approval required;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: Smart bags are allowed as checked luggage if the batteries are removed and transported in the cabin (complying with IATA or ICAO requirements), but requires CVA approval.

Spare or loose batteries

Alkaline batteries, lithium batteries (up to two grams) and lithium-ion batteries (up to 100Wh).
* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed.

Electronic devices containing lithium batteries with less than 100Wh or 2 grams of lithium

Portable electronic devices containing lithium or lithium ion cells or batteries, including medical devices such as portable oxygen concentrators (POC) and consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops and tablets, when carried for personal use.
* In carry-on luggage: allowed (requires approval for quantities greater than 3 units);
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: The lithium metal content must not exceed two grams, and for lithium-ion batteries, the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100Wh.

Spare or loose lithium batteries between 100 and 160Wh or with 2 to 8 grams of lithium

Lithium batteries (exceeding 100Wh but not exceeding 160Wh per passenger), Portable Medical Electronic Devices (PMED) (with a lithium metal content exceeding two grams but not exceeding eight grams).
* In carry-on luggage: approval required;
* In checked luggage: not allowed

E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes, including e-cigars, e-pipes and other similar vaporisers.
* In carry-on luggage: allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: Each item must be transported safely and must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation. Goods transported must remain stored for the duration of the flight. Smoking is not allowed on the aircraft !

Electronic devices containing lithium batteries between 100 and 160Wh or with 2 to 8 grams of lithium

Lithium-ion batteries for portable electronic or medical devices (exceeding 100Wh but not exceeding 160Wh), Portable Medical Electronic Devices (PMED) (with a lithium metal content exceeding two grams but not exceeding eight grams).
* In carry-on luggage: approval required however, the CVA should be informed in a timely;
* In checked luggage: approval required;
* Requirements: Passengers may transport electronic devices containing lithium batteries between 100Wh and 160Wh or between two and eight grams of lithium.

Portable electronic devices containing non-spillable batteries

Electronic devices with non-spillable batteries (up to 12V or 100Wh).
* In carry-on luggage: allowed;
* In checked luggage: allowed.

Drones

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: allowed;
* Requirements: Passengers may transport drones in checked luggage if the lithium batteries powering the drone are removed and transported in carry-on luggage.

Camping stoves and fuel containers

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not approval required.

Internal combustion or fuel cell engines

Internal combustion or fuel cell engines require the engine not to contain any kind of fuel as a power source and which have been completely emptied, with measures being taken to eliminate any danger, however the Cape Verde Airlines does not Transport this type of goods!

Fuel cells

Fuel cells powering portable electronic devices (e.g. cameras, mobile phones, laptops computers and camcorders).
* In carry-on luggage: approval required;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: Fuel cells must be removed and transported in carry-on luggage, but with the prior approval of Cape Verde Airlines.

3. Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with batteries

Mobility devices with spillable batteries

Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with spillable batteries
* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: approval required;
* Requirements: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with spillable batteries may be transported if the wheelchair or mobility device can be charged, stored, fixed and discharged in a vertical position. The battery may remain installed in the wheelchair. The battery terminals must be protected from short circuiting, and spillable batteries must be contained in suitable packaging. If the battery is securely fixed to the wheelchair or mobility device, it may remain fixed to the wheelchair with the contacts duly protected.

Mobility devices with non-spillable batteries

Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable batteries
* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: approval required;
* Requirements: Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable batteries may be transported if the wheelchair or mobility device can be charged, stored, fixed and discharged in a vertical position. The battery may remain installed in the wheelchair. The battery terminals must be protected from short circuiting.

Mobility devices with lithium-ion batteries (foldable)

* In carry-on luggage: approval required;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: The lithium-ion battery must be removed and transported in the cabin. The batteries for these wheelchairs must not exceed 300Wh or, in the case of a device that is equipped with two batteries essential for its operation, each battery must not exceed 160Wh. No more than one spare battery not exceeding 300Wh or two spare batteries each not exceeding 160Wh may be transported in the cabin.

Personal motorised vehicles

For safety reasons self-balancing motorised vehicles, such as hoverboards, mini-Segways and wheeled balancing apparatus may not be transported. However, these devices may be transported – with or without batteries – as cargo.

4. Compressed gas cartridges, cylinders and aerosols

Non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: allowed

  

Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable

The transport is prohibited for safety reasons, gas cartridges, small, non-flammable containing carbon dioxide or other gases.

Avalanche rescue backpack

It is forbidden to carry rescue packs equipped with compressed gas cartridges

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas
* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed

Gas cylinders for prosthesis

Gas cylinders, small, non-flammable, non-toxic worn for the operation of mechanical limbs.
Cape Verde Airlines does not transport dangerous goods. Please contact CVA Customer Service before your trip.

5. Scientific, professional and personal

Medicinal or toiletry articles (non-radioactive)

Non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles (including aerosols) such as hairsprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol.
* In carry-on luggage: allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: The total net quantity of non-radioactive medicinal or toiletry articles and non-flammable, non-toxic aerosols must not exceed two kilogrammes or two litres, and the net quantity of each single article must not exceed 0.5 kilogrammes or 0.5 litres. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents.

  

Heat-producing articles

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: It is not allowed to transport articles that produce heat or equipment with batteries capable of producing extreme heat that could cause a fire when activated (underwater torches and welding irons

Alcoholic beverages – from 24% to 70% alcohol

* In carry-on luggage: allowed;
* In checked luggage: allowed;
Requirements: The transportation of beverages containing more than 24% but not more than 70% alcohol by volume is allowed. The total net quantity per person is five litres. All alcoholic beverages must be transported in their original packaging.

Permeation devices

For safety reasons, permeation devices may not be transported as luggage. They can only be transported as cargo.

Insulated packaging containing liquid nitrogen/incorporated refrigerated nitrogen

Insulated packaging containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen
* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed

Chemical agent monitoring equipment

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed

Skydiving equipment

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed

Fertilisers, insecticides, paint, oxidising substances

For safety reasons fertilisers, insecticides, paint and oxidising substances may not be transported.

Matches and small lighters

Lighters and lighter refills are not allowed in carry-on luggage or checked luggage. “Strike anywhere” matches, “Blue flame” or cigar lighters are forbidden. However, each passenger may carry a box of matches or a small lighter that does not contain non-absorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas, intended for personal use by an individual when carried on the person. Lighters and lighter refills are not allowed in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.

Dry ice

Dry Ice (solid state carbon dioxide).
* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed.

Light bulbs

* In carry-on luggage: allowed;
* In checked luggage: allowed;
* Requirements: They must be in their original packaging and for domestic use.

Security bags

For safety reasons the transport of security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, etc. incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material is forbidden.

Magnetic materials

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed

6. Medical items

Oxygen or air, gaseous cylinders

Oxygen or air, gas cylinders required for medical use must be requested at the booking stage, so they can be provided by CVA aeronautical authorization. Private transport of these items is forbidden.

Non-infectious specimens in flammable liquid

For safety reasons, the transport of non-infectious specimens, in flammable liquid, as luggage is forbidden. However, these articles may be transported as cargo.

Radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers

The transport of radioisotopic cardiac pacemakers or other medical devices, including those powered by lithium batteries may not be transported in carry-on luggage or checked luggage. Except when implanted into a passenger.

Thermometers or barometers containing mercury

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: not allowed;
* Requirements: Transport of one mercury thermometer or barometer per passenger is not permitted.

Medical or clinical thermometer

* In carry-on luggage: not allowed;
* In checked luggage: allowed;
* Requirements: One medical or clinical thermometer containing mercury may be transported per passenger for personal use. The article must be transported in its protective case.

7. Adicional information

Powder substances 

Powder substances with a weight equal to or greater than 350 grams may not be carried in the aircraft cabin. This prohibition does not apply to articles with a medical prescription, powdered milk formula, human remains or containers with powdered products acquired in the Duty-Free area when carried in duly sealed Secure Tamper-Evident Bag.

Flights to the United States of America 

Flights to the United States of America may be subject to additional screening of carry-on luggage and a detailed footwear inspection and of all electrical and electronic devices transported. Please note that it is completely forbidden to carry lighters into the United States, either in carry-on luggage or checked luggage.

Liquids on board 

Liquids are accepted in containers of 100 millilitres up to a limit of one litre per passenger. These must be placed in a resealable transparent plastic bag measuring 19 x 20 centimetres.

Document Verification

It is the responsibility of the passenger to keep the appropiate documentation and always updated.
For more information visit: www.iatatravelcenter.com

Advanced passenger information (API)

Some countries require the submission of passenger documentation data, which will be kept safe, ensuring the confidentiality of the data.